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Blue Line
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Chennai Metro Blue Line
Overview
Native nameநீல வழித்தடம்
StatusIn operation
OwnerCMRL
Termini
Stations26
Service
TypeRapid transit
SystemChennai Metro
Operator(s)Chennai Metro Rail Limited
History
Opened21 September 2016
Technical
Line length32.65 km (20.29 mi)
Number of tracks2
Character17 km Underground and 15.65 km Elevated
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in) standard gauge
Electrification25 kV 50 Hz AC overhead catenary
Operating speed80 km/h (50 mph)
Route map

Wimco Nagar
Tiruvottriyur
Thiruvottriyur Theradi
Kaladipet
Toll Gate
New Washermanpet
Tondiarpet
Sir Theagaraya College
Washermanpet
Mannadi
High Court
M.G.R Central
Government Estate
LIC
Thousand Lights
AG – DMS
Teynampet
Nandanam
Saidapet
Little Mount
Guindy
Arignar Anna Alandur
Nanganallur Road
Meenambakkam
Chennai International Airport Chennai International Airport

The Blue Line or Line 1 is one of the two lines of Chennai Metro, Phase 1 Project, the second being the Green line. The line stretches from Chennai International Airport to Wimco Nagar Depot. The line consists of 26 stations out of which 13 stations are underground and 13 stations are elevated.

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Chennai Metro

Chennai Metro

The Chennai Metro is a rapid transit system serving the city of Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. It is the 4th longest metro system In india. The system commenced service in 2015 after partially opening the first phase of the project. The network consists of two colour-coded lines covering a length of 54.65 kilometres (33.96 mi). The Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL), a joint venture between Government of India and the Government of Tamil Nadu built and operates the Chennai Metro. The system has a mix of underground and elevated stations and uses standard gauge. The services operate daily between 4:30 and 23:00 with a varying frequency of 5 to 14 minutes.

Green Line (Chennai Metro)

Green Line (Chennai Metro)

The Green Line or Line 2 is one of the two lines of Chennai Metro, Phase 1 Project. The line stretches from Chennai Central to St. Thomas Mount. Out of the 17 stations, 9 stations are underground and 8 are elevated.

Chennai International Airport metro station

Chennai International Airport metro station

The Chennai International Airport Metro Station is a metro railway station on the Blue Line of the Chennai Metro. The station serves the Chennai International Airport and the neighbourhoods of Meenambakkam, Tirusulam, Pallavaram and Pammal.

Wimco Nagar Depot metro station

Wimco Nagar Depot metro station

Wimco Nagar Depot Metro station is a Metro railway station on Line 1 Extension of the Chennai Metro. The station is one of the 10 stations in the Phase I northern extension and one of the 26 stations along the Blue Line of the Chennai Metro. The station will serve the neighbourhoods of Ernavur and other northern suburbs of Chennai.

Metro station

Metro station

A metro station or subway station is a station for a rapid transit system, which as a whole is usually called a "metro" or "subway". A station provides a means for passengers to purchase tickets, board trains, and evacuate the system in the case of an emergency. In the United Kingdom, they are known as underground stations, most commonly used in reference to the London Underground.

Map

Chennai Metro - Blue Line

Stations

Blue Line (Main route)

An airport bound Metro halting at Aringar anna Alandur Metro Station
An airport bound Metro halting at Aringar anna Alandur Metro Station

The line connects the northeast and the southwest ends of the city. The stations include:

Blue Line
S.No Station Name Connections Layout Opened
English Tamil
1 Wimco Nagar Depot விம்கோ நகர் பணிமனை Mainline rail interchange Chennai Suburban Railways Elevated 13 March 2022[1]
2 Wimco Nagar விம்கோ நகர் Mainline rail interchange Chennai Suburban Railways Elevated 14 February 2021
3 Tiruvottriyur திருவொற்றியூர் Bus interchange Bus Terminus Elevated 14 February 2021
4 Tiruvottriyur Theradi திருவொற்றியூர் தேரடி None Elevated 13 March 2022[2]
5 Kaladipet காலடிப்பேட்டை None Elevated 14 February 2021
6 Tollgate சுங்கச்சாவடி Bus interchange Bus Terminus Elevated 14 February 2021
7 New Washermanpet புது வண்ணரப்பேட்டை None Elevated 14 February 2021
8 Tondiarpet தண்டையார்பேட்டை None Underground 14 February 2021
9 Sir Theagaraya College சர் தியாகராயா கல்லூரி None Underground 14 February 2021
10 Washermanpet வண்ணாரப்பேட்டை Mainline rail interchange Chennai Suburban Railways Underground 10 February 2019
11 Mannadi மண்ணடி None Underground 10 February 2019
12 High Court உயர் நீதிமன்றம் Bus interchange Bus Terminus Underground 10 February 2019
13 Puratchi Thalaivar Dr. M.G. Ramachandran Central புரட்சித் தலைவர் டாக்டர். எம்.ஜி. இராமச்சந்திரன் சென்ட்ரல்   Green Line,
   
   
Inter Corridor Line, Mainline rail interchange Chennai Central Railway Station, Chennai Park Suburban, Chennai Park Town MRTS, Chennai Moore Market Suburban
Underground 10 February 2019
14 Government Estate அரசினர் தோட்டம்
   
   
Inter Corridor Line
Underground 10 February 2019
15 LIC எல்.ஐ.சி
   
   
Inter Corridor Line
Underground 10 February 2019
16 Thousand Lights ஆயிரம் விளக்கு
   
   
Inter Corridor Line,   Purple Line
Underground 10 February 2019
17 AG – DMS ஏ.ஜி. – டி.எம்.எஸ்.
   
   
Inter Corridor Line
Underground 25 May 2018
18 Teynampet தேனாம்பேட்டை
   
   
Inter Corridor Line
Underground 25 May 2018
19 Nandanam நந்தனம்
   
   
Inter Corridor Line,   Orange Line
Underground 25 May 2018
20 Saidapet சைதாப்பேட்டை
   
   
Inter Corridor Line
Underground 25 May 2018
21 Little Mount சின்னமலை
   
   
Inter Corridor Line
Elevated 21 September 2016
22 Guindy கிண்டி
   
   
Inter Corridor Line, Mainline rail interchange Chennai Suburban Railways
Elevated 21 September 2016
23 Arignar Anna Alandur அறிஞர் அண்ணா ஆலந்தூர்   Green Line,
   
   
Inter Corridor Line,   Red Line,
Elevated 29 June 2015
24 Nanganallur Road நங்கநல்லூர் சாலை
   
   
Inter Corridor Line
Elevated 21 September 2016
25 Meenambakkam மீனம்பாக்கம்
   
   
Inter Corridor Line, Mainline rail interchange Chennai Suburban Railways
Elevated 21 September 2016
26 Chennai International Airport சென்னை பன்னாட்டு விமான நிலையம்
   
   
Inter Corridor Line, Mainline rail interchange Chennai Suburban Railways, Airbase Chennai International Airport
Elevated 21 September 2016

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English language

English language

English is a West Germanic language of the Indo-European language family, with its earliest forms spoken by the inhabitants of early medieval England. It is named after the Angles, one of the ancient Germanic peoples that migrated to the island of Great Britain. English is genealogically West Germanic, closest related to the Low Saxon and Frisian languages; however, its vocabulary is also distinctively influenced by dialects of French and Latin, plus some grammar and a small amount of core vocabulary influenced by Old Norse. Speakers of English are called Anglophones.

Tamil language

Tamil language

Tamil is a Dravidian language natively spoken by the Tamil people of South Asia. Tamil is an official language of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, the sovereign nations of Sri Lanka and Singapore, and the Indian territory of Puducherry. Tamil is also spoken by significant minorities in the four other South Indian states of Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, and the Union Territory of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It is also spoken by the Tamil diaspora found in many countries, including Malaysia, Myanmar, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Australia and Mauritius. Tamil is also natively spoken by Sri Lankan Moors. One of 22 scheduled languages in the Constitution of India, Tamil was the first to be classified as a classical language of India.

Tiruvottriyur metro station

Tiruvottriyur metro station

Thiruvottriyur Metro station is a Metro railway station on Line 1 Extension of the Chennai Metro. The station is one of the 26 stations along the Blue Line of the Chennai Metro. The station will serve the neighbourhoods of Thiruvottriyur and other northern suburbs of Chennai.

Bus

Bus

A bus is a road vehicle that carries significantly more passengers than an average car or van. It is most commonly used in public transport, but is also in use for charter purposes, or through private ownership. Although the average bus carries between 30 and 100 passengers, some buses have a capacity of up to 300 passengers. The most common type is the single-deck rigid bus, with double-decker and articulated buses carrying larger loads, and midibuses and minibuses carrying smaller loads. Coaches are used for longer-distance services. Many types of buses, such as city transit buses and inter-city coaches, charge a fare. Other types, such as elementary or secondary school buses or shuttle buses within a post-secondary education campus, are free. In many jurisdictions, bus drivers require a special large vehicle licence above and beyond a regular driving licence.

Tiruvottriyur Theradi metro station

Tiruvottriyur Theradi metro station

Thiruvottriyur Theradi Metro station is a Metro railway station on Line 1 Extension of the Chennai Metro. The station is one of the 26 stations along the Blue Line of the Chennai Metro. The station will serve the neighbourhoods of Thiruvottriyur and other northern suburbs of Chennai. This station is under construction, so metro trains skip this station, however, this will change when the construction work is completed.

Kaladipet metro station

Kaladipet metro station

Kaladipet Metro station is a Metro railway station on Line 1 Extension of the Chennai Metro. The station is one of the 26 stations along the Blue Line of the Chennai Metro. The station will serve the neighbourhoods of Kaladipet and other northern suburbs of Chennai.

Tollgate metro station

Tollgate metro station

Tollgate Metro station is a Metro railway station on Line 1 Extension of the Chennai Metro. The station is one of the 26 stations along the Blue Line of the Chennai Metro. The station will serve the neighbourhoods of Tollgate and other northern suburbs of Chennai.

New Washermanpet metro station

New Washermanpet metro station

New Washermanpet Metro station is a Metro railway station on Line 1 Extension of the Chennai Metro. The station is one of the 26 stations along the Blue Line of the Chennai Metro. The station will serve the neighbourhoods of New Washermanpet and other northern suburbs of Chennai.Press Colony, Tondiarpet, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600081

Sir Theagaraya College metro station

Sir Theagaraya College metro station

Sir Theagaraya College Metro station is a Metro railway station on Line 1 Extension of the Chennai Metro. The station is one of the 26 stations along the Blue Line of the Chennai Metro. The station will serve the neighbourhoods of Old Washermanpet and other northern suburbs of Chennai.

Mannadi metro station

Mannadi metro station

Mannadi metro station is a Metro railway station on the Blue Line of the Chennai Metro in Chennai, India. The station is among the underground stations along blue line of the Chennai Metro, Wimco Nagar–Chennai International Airport stretch. The station serves the neighbourhoods of Mannadi and George Town.

High Court metro station

High Court metro station

High Court metro station is a Metro railway station on the Blue Line of the Chennai Metro. The station is among the underground stations along corridor I of the Chennai Metro, Wimco Nagar–Chennai International Airport stretch. The station serves the neighbourhoods of George Town, chiefly Parry's Corner.

Green Line (Chennai Metro)

Green Line (Chennai Metro)

The Green Line or Line 2 is one of the two lines of Chennai Metro, Phase 1 Project. The line stretches from Chennai Central to St. Thomas Mount. Out of the 17 stations, 9 stations are underground and 8 are elevated.

Source: "Blue Line (Chennai Metro)", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2022, November 30th), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Line_(Chennai_Metro).

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References
  1. ^ Sekar, Sunitha (5 January 2022). "Metro Rail plans a station at Wimco Nagar depot". The Hindu. Chennai: Kasturi & Sons. Retrieved 15 January 2022.
  2. ^ "'CMRL likely to handle up to 3.5L daily commuters soon' | Chennai News - Times of India". The Times of India.


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